Google Says “Near Me” Searches Have Doubled This Year


SEARCHENGINELAND.COM — Search queries that contain a location qualifier such as “nearby” or “near me” have doubled in the past year, according to Google Trends data from March. Eighty percent of those searches come from mobile devices. Now that you know this, you’ll start to be cognizant of how often “nearby” and “near me” variations of search queries pop up in Google auto-suggest on your phone.